Tell off your boss, or flirt with your secret crush by sending anonymous texts using "Truth" for iOS

Tell off your boss, or flirt with your secret crush by sending anonymous texts using
We have Snapchat to send messages and videos that self-destruct before prying eyes can see them. Now, iOS users have Truth, an app that allows you to send texts anonymously. The recipients of these missives, are people from your contacts list. Ironically, to open a Truth account, you will need to cough up your email address and a password. According to Truth co-founder Ali Saheli, this information will be used for a part of the app's platform that has yet to be announced.

The app works by asking you to select which contacts you want to send a message to. You can choose one person, or send an anonymous text to multiple recipients. By default, the opening line of your text reads, "The truth is..."; if you send the message to a person who also has the Truth app, your text will show up in the app with the sender listed as anonymous. If the recipient hasn't yet installed the app, he or she will receive your text message via an unknown number from the Bay Area.

Since no one knows who is sending them a  message, you can tell off your boss, or talk to your crush, all without having to reveal your identity. Truth is a free app and as the developer says in the App Store, "We believe in openness, being honest, and a safe environment for people to talk." Unfortunately, to do all that, you have to be closed about your identity.


source: Truth via TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why not just tell a girl in person? You can't win if you don't play the game.

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Stop being so cynical.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Stop vexing the cynical man

10. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Don't magnanimize me..

3. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

To be honest, no good can come from this..

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"Momma said this app is the devil". Nothing good will come

6. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

And the issue of obsession and stalking not a good thing IMO

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I just messed with my wife. This is by far the most fun i ever had. It sends to her with a real number. And to her it looks like a regular message and she replies and it pops up on my phone like a regular text message conversation. She had no idea it was me and not some stalker who knows suspiciously too much detail about her. She walked around like "im. Not replying to him". " i swear im not seeing anyone". Etc. This is too much power to handle.

8. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Many break ups are going to come a very dangerous app

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I guess it is good for trolling. But if for example you added the person you like (or anyone in particular), wouldn't that seem a little obvious?

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